Media attacks DeSantis for defending the medical freedom of Special Olympians

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The mainstream media has aggressively attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for defending the medical freedom of Special Olympians.

Earlier in June, the Special Olympics lifted their ban on participants who were unvaccinated against COVID-19 after facing the prospect of $27.5 million in fines. Last year DeSantis signed into law a prohibition on company-mandated proof of vaccination.

Initially, the Special Olympics were requiring proof of vaccination but when informed that Florida was going to enforce the hefty fines, they relented.

Afterwards, the media began a barrage of attacks on DeSantis over his enabling more Special Olympic athletes to compete.

Mike Freeman of USA Today wrote, “It is true that DeSantis’ cruelty and white nationalist-adjacency go beyond attacking the vulnerable… His actions, however, involving the Special Olympics are particularly awful. The state of Florida threatened to fine the Special Olympics $27.5 million for requiring 5,500 participants… to be vaccinated against COVID. That threat caused the organization to drop the mandate, a mandate that potentially saves lives.”

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